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MY PASTOR'S DETERMINATION

Monday, August 06, 2012

As I mentioned in a recent blog my pastor told me if I could do without sweets for 30 days he could too.

I think he has been at it about a week and last week two of his three children had birthdays the same day with cakes, etc.

I wondered how he would fare so this morning when he came in I said pastor, I want to ask you a question. He said I'm still all right. He had no desserts.


We are an example to more people than we realize.
Oh by the way I reached my goal of 30 days w/o dessert and now have finished 33.


Irene

  
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SANDRALEET 8/9/2012 7:19PM

    We now not were our good examples end up they travel by the wind Were they go no one nows

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JC____ 8/7/2012 2:48PM

    Good for you! I feel good that I managed to avoid the donuts this morning that my hubby bought last night.
Have a good day!
-Joyce
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DIDMIS 8/7/2012 1:32AM

    Pat my weight is the same but I know I have to be healthier. Too many things including 60 minutes that tell what sugar does to the body.

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LKWQUILTER 8/6/2012 9:26PM

    You are definitely an inspiration Irene.

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LAVENDERLILY 8/6/2012 6:41PM

    You are always an inspiration! Congratulations to both you and your pastor.

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DEPAULGIRL09 8/6/2012 6:16PM

    That's great to hear Irene! Keep up the great work...you and your pastor.

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/6/2012 5:53PM

    Love that you're such a great role model!
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HAPPYMOM8 8/6/2012 4:02PM

    now i have a question--how does your weight compare today from 30 days ago?
pat


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SWEETLIPS 8/6/2012 3:56PM

    Congratulations Didmis and yes we are often the books that people read. Wonderful testimony!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/6/2012 2:35PM

    Congratulations Irene! You are an inspiration to more people than you know. Thank you!

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TEXASFILLY 8/6/2012 2:13PM

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SWANATOPIA 8/6/2012 1:02PM

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Such determination!

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YJNANA 8/6/2012 11:42AM

    Congrat's IRENE, you are inspirational


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DIDMIS 8/6/2012 10:39AM

    Good for some of you for your streaks also.

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/6/2012 9:48AM

    Wow!!! Good for you and your pastor!!!


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SLENDERELLA61 8/6/2012 9:32AM

    Congrats on your 33 days and on being an inspiration to others!!

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NAVYMOM133 8/6/2012 9:27AM

    Outstanding! I am on day eight of nothing to eat after dinner, healthy or not!
You have inspired me to make it to 33-and-counting, too!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/6/2012 7:47AM

    Congrats on going so long without desserts!

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SUNSHINEGB 8/6/2012 7:32AM

    Way to go Irene! And you are a great influence on many, look at how you got your pastor to give up desserts too! It's a step in the right direction!
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MNNSAIDE 8/6/2012 6:56AM

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STALEYK 8/6/2012 4:56AM

    Have you noticed any change or felt any difference? emoticon

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JSALERNO 8/6/2012 4:29AM

    WOW!

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUNDAY

Monday, August 06, 2012

Well emoticonday I arrived at church early as usual as I teach the Spanish Sunday School class.
Everyone was sitting in the foyer. I asked what was going on. They told me the power was out as there had been an accident and the transformer wasn't working.
It was close to where I turn off the expressway to go to the church. Ours was the last one that could continue.
Chairs were taken out to the parking lot and we decided to have two or three short services. I was glad to be in the first service before it got too hot.

We had the worship services and the pastor read Psalms 34. Mighty passage. Then he mentioned me and I said do you want me to go up and tell it right now. Of course I was kidding. He said yes. I said I was kidding. He said no, come on up so I got to speak some also.
After the service we prayed for the people who wanted prayer then the second service started.

Afterwards I went out to eat with friends and had company in the afternoon and was privileged to pray for her.

So it was a real different Sunday. They are wondering where the hurricane Ernesto will arrive. It seems to be a bad one.

Another of my long stories.

Irene

  
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HEALTHYLADY12 8/12/2012 12:43AM

    you sound like an awesome person and your blogs arnt long, there nice

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LAVENDERLILY 8/7/2012 10:28AM

    emoticonI always enjoy your sharing your fellowship with us!

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MOM4407 8/6/2012 9:21PM

    Glad you had a wonderful time of fellowship. God is everywhere in a building or outside.

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NELLIEC 8/6/2012 3:25PM

    It's great that they had some creative thinking and were able to have services!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/6/2012 12:20PM

    way to go, having church in the parking lot what a testimony to God,

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SUNSHINEGB 8/6/2012 7:30AM

    Having the power go off sure didn't stop your service, that's the power of love, Irene!
I'm glad you had a nice Sunday!
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MNNSAIDE 8/6/2012 6:55AM

    Glad the church service continued and not canceled like other activities.
GOD continues to work thru you my friend.
Pray for me.

Looks like both of us have been up very early.

Marcy

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Number Two "What our example does for others."

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today I received a real pleasant surprise. emoticon
My pastor had either read my blog from someplace or someone told him.

He e-mailed me today on f/b and said I had inspired him so much he is going to go 30 days without sweets also. Diabetes runs in his family, also his wife died from it and his three grown children have it. That, in itself should be a wake up call.

He e-mailed me tonight and said he got through the first day.

You never know who you touch with your example.

Irene

  
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DEPAULGIRL09 8/4/2012 3:02PM

    That's wonderful Irene! It's amazing the lives we touch. God bless.

Lisa

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DIDMIS 8/4/2012 12:00PM

    MY PASTOR has gone 5 days w/o sweets I think.
And others are saying they are going to do it too.
Thank you everyone.


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HAPPYMOM8 8/4/2012 8:52AM

    TOLD YOU SO emoticon
HUGS, PAT

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SLENDERELLA61 7/31/2012 4:19PM

    How beautiful! What a success!!

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MJ7DM33 7/31/2012 3:51PM

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RAWHIDE64 7/31/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon Irene. That's one that you know you touched and I'm sure there are more. A good example is never wasted.

Lew

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SUNSHINEGB 7/31/2012 11:16AM

    What a great example you set Irene! And you've started a chain, some of us are joining you!
I read loads of blogs, I don't always comment but I sure do read and have I ever learned a lot from sparkpeople blogs! Awesome!
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RAINBOWMF 7/31/2012 8:57AM

    emoticon Irene.

I read blogs everyday, I learn something new from them.

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MOM2GEO_JR 7/31/2012 8:11AM

    See Irene, you touched somesone's life without even knowing it. So glad that he let you know what we know here on Sparks all along. Have a blessed day.
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/31/2012 8:04AM

    awesome, will definately pray for your pastor that God fills him with willpower so after 30days he will keep going!!!

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AVANELL 7/31/2012 7:54AM

    Your life touches others around you just like a drop of water that falls into a pool. It ripples out touching everything around it until it comes to the edge of the pool. We never know just who we will influence by our lives!

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CELIAMINER 7/31/2012 7:48AM

    How true! I didn't tell many people at work about my effort to lose weight, but as my weight was dropping, I noticed several folks in the office starting their own paths to healthier lives. I can't honestly claim responsibility, but I'd like to think my quiet example helped motivate them.

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SWEETLIPS 7/31/2012 6:47AM

    Now, Irene, I am inspired as well. Continue to let your light shine so others might see. God Bless you!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/31/2012 6:15AM

    Great Job Irene! I know it is a personal decision for you each and every day, but it is great to see the impact you are having on others. Keep being an inspiration!

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JSALERNO 7/31/2012 5:59AM

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FLEMIDG 7/31/2012 12:30AM

    You never know who is watching and learning from you. You are such a great example to others.

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2ABBYNORMAL 7/31/2012 12:04AM

    That is a very pleasant surprise.
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NELLIEC 7/30/2012 11:53PM

    It does feel good when we realize we have inspired others. I figure that is one of the ways God does His work!

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DIANE7786 7/30/2012 11:45PM

    Your example probably influences more peoople than you know. emoticon

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WHAT OUR EXAMPLE DOES FOR OTHERS

Sunday, July 29, 2012

As you know emoticonI decided to go on a thirty day no dessert
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streak.

This is my 25th day. A neighbor of mine who also goes to the same church as I do is overweight and has knee problems. She has no computer so couldn't get onto Spark but I invited her to TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) which actually believes in a healthy life style as Spark does. She went and has lost 10 or more pounds now.

Well when she heard I was on a streak w/o desserts she said if you can do that I can do without sodas. That was her big temptation.

Some have asked me why I can't have a little dessert, including some on Spark. I said if I have one emoticonI don't stop. She has not had soda for about a week now; before she had it every day.

So let your emoticonshine. Don't say and not do; say and do. I'm not saying I will never have dessert again but to tell you the truth I don't want it.

  
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HUZZAH39 8/4/2012 8:26PM

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DIDMIS 8/4/2012 8:11PM

    I MET MY GOAL OF 30 DAYS, NOW PLAN TO CONTINUE. emoticon

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CUSH1932 8/4/2012 7:27PM

    emoticon emoticon You set an excellent example. emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 8/1/2012 9:05PM

    Way to be a good example to your friends and shine a light for them to see.

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STARWARSFAN2 7/30/2012 11:22PM

    emoticon and you ARE obviously doing it!

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HAPPYMOM8 7/30/2012 9:58AM

    YOU ARE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO THIS TEAM!
WE ALL LEARN BY EXAMPLE OVER PREACHING ANYDAY!

THANKS, PAT

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SANDRALEET 7/30/2012 8:00AM

    Yes our example is so important .Good or bad like a rolling ball we do not now there path and how far they go.One good example can lead to many more from others.

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RAINBOWMF 7/29/2012 9:09PM

    Fine example you have set for us all.
I believe in you Irene. You know what is helping you and this is Great.

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Mary

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/29/2012 8:38PM

    That is great Irene! Really I have found that sugar-y desserts just make me feel horrible, lethargic and yucky. It's not worth it!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2012 7:48PM

    Good for you!! This is a very big accomplishment. As of tomorrow I'm giving up artificial sweetener totally for 2 weeks. I'm hoping by the end of 2 weeks I won't want it or at least not as much of it. I substituted artificial sweetener for sugar and I use too much of it. Your example is helping me. I can do it!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/29/2012 7:20PM

    Way to go on your streak, Irene! I am like you...if I have one, I might not stop. So I am saying no to lots of stuff lately but I'm getting healthier every day.

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SUNSHINEGB 7/29/2012 6:59PM

    You set a wonderful example Irene, you are a real 'doer'. I think I'll try that myself, only with something that is my weakness. Going a month without a certain food would certainly help 'tame the beast!'
Great that your friend is giving up her soda too, they are just empty calories . . . and as you said, we don't have to say NEVER, just ease up on something we really like but isn't good for us. Take it easy and enjoy it now and then.
Thank you Irene!
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DIDMIS 7/29/2012 5:55PM

    Thanks Greg. Even God's word brings out and our pastor mentioned it this morning, don't be listeners of the word only but be doers of the word.
We need to be doers if we want to lose weight.

Thanks each one of you for your comments. God bless you.

Irene

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GROEDER 7/29/2012 5:46PM

    Good for you!!!!! It is easy to talk about it, but you are leading by example. You are a great role model!!!!!

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MOM2GEO_JR 7/29/2012 5:30PM

    You are a great example to all of us. We all know what our red light food, or drink is. Thanks for sharing.
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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/29/2012 5:27PM

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You are an inspiration & a good example!

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JAMBABY0 7/29/2012 5:25PM

    good job to both of you and keep up the good work

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WHEW IT IS HOT HERE

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's been SO HOT in Southern Texas:
.....the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground.
.....the trees are whistling for the dogs.
.....the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance
.....hot water comes from both taps.
.....you can make sun tea instantly.
.....you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
.....the temperature drops below 90 F and you feel a little chilly.
.....you discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer your car (one on each hand).
.....you discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
.....you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
.....you break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 5:30 A.M.
.....your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"?
.....you realize that asphalt has a liquid stage.
.....the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
.....the cows are giving evaporated milk.
....farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
Borrowed from Gloria with her permission

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Irene

  
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KICK-SS 7/29/2012 8:38PM

    Your comment about it being cold in TX at 90 degrees. A few years ago my daughter & family moved back to Oregon from Corpus Christi - daughter about froze to death ALL summer - in our 80 and 90 degree weather (with NO humidity).

I might add that they have since moved back to TX, she didn't like it here after living there several years - and she was actually raised here! It's funny what we get used to.



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JUNEBUG150 7/26/2012 9:48PM

    I discovered that driving trick too! I can't hardly stand to get in my car to turn on the air conditioner, but I must. Thank the Lord we do have air conditioners! The ones about the potatoes and eggs are funny :) Thanks for sharing.

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SANDRALEET 7/20/2012 11:13PM

    Hope it is not like this all year Some cool time and rain would be nice .put we get what God gives us.

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SANDRALEET 7/20/2012 4:52PM

    I remember my Grandma saying why not us. We see others hungry .Others with drought When hot or hard times come no one is left out.Lets praise the lord and say thy will be done.

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CUSH1932 7/19/2012 10:30PM

    emoticon hot here too. Felt like an oven outside when I got off from work.




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MJ7DM33 7/18/2012 8:42PM

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GRAMMAP1 7/17/2012 11:43PM

    We, here in Ohio are enjoying(?) the same kind of weather. It doesn't help Asthma patients! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Drink untiul you run over.. emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 7/17/2012 10:48PM

    emoticonvery hot here also. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM4407 7/17/2012 8:56PM

    Love it and it is so true
I would like to add. Take water with you when you leave home so you do not dehyrate at the stop sign.
you wear long sleeve shirt to go walking and swimming not because you are cold but so you so not fry.
Friday is now fryday.

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HAPPYMOM8 7/17/2012 8:51PM

    LIVING IN THE NORTH WE CAN RELATE TO THIS TOO--THIS SUMMER.
REACHING 100'S HERE NOW.

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SCOOTDOG 7/17/2012 8:45PM

    emoticon Heard lady talking this morning about neighbor who baked chocolate chip cookies on dashboard of car.

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_LINDA 7/17/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon Had a major cool off here for two days with rain, but supposed to crank it back up tomorrow. My eyeballs are floating from drinking so much water!!!
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NUTINFANCY 7/17/2012 3:32PM

  Living in the South, I can relate to these! emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/17/2012 3:24PM

    I remember the liquid asphalt and the seat belt branding irons!

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RAINBOWMF 7/17/2012 2:33PM

    emoticon just as good the second time

Have a great day Irene.

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/17/2012 1:48PM

    101 here today.

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KAYDE53 7/17/2012 1:10PM

    Loved them!! emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/17/2012 12:41PM

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You always brighten my day Irene!

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SWANATOPIA 7/17/2012 12:01PM

    Ain't that the truth!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 7/17/2012 11:49AM

    Too funny!

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